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Ukrainian Svitolina beats Williams in only one set

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina finished her participation in her first tournament of the season of Grand Slam series – Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.
The 20-year-old resident from Kharkiv, the city in eastern Ukraine, “seeded” number 26, lost in the third round to American tennis player Serena Williams 6: 4, 2: 6, 0: 6 on Saturday, Ukrinform reports. Williams is a 18-times winner of the tournament Grand Slam, the leader of the world tennis ranking.
The match lasted 1 hour 29 minutes. Elina scored account five aces and 7 double errors; her opponent scored 9 aces and two doubles. The Ukrainian won four breaks,the American won eight.
The last match at Australian Open for Svitolina was a mixed double, where a Kharkiv resident paired with South African Raven Klaasen were defeated by another international mix of Michaella Krajicek (Netherlands) – Florin Margau (Romania) – 1: 6, 3: 6.

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